You know that Indian place on 1st Avenue with all those lights? This is it. Panna II makes some decent Indian food, but it’s really all about decor here. Year round, their dining room is filled with strings of colorful lights. And not just a few. They’re everywhere. It’s also BYOB, and it’s a good place for a more-fun casual group dinner.
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Avant Garden is a tiny vegan restaurant putting out some excellent, and very original food. You won’t find any veggie burgers here.
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Bukhara Grill is an Indian restaurant in Midtown East that makes some of the best dal in the city.
The Bombay Bread Bar
The Bombay Bread Bar is a casual Indian restaurant in Soho that’s a fun spot for group dinners.
Moti Mahal Delux
Moti Mahal Delux, on the Upper East Side, is the first US franchise of the massive Indian restaurant chain from New Delhi.
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After closing their East Village location, this Indian restaurant is now back with a more upscale space near Union Square.
Malai Marke is one of our favorite Indian restaurants in the East Village. There’s a lot of meat on the menu, but vegetarians can eat very well here.
Bombay’s Indian Restaurant
Bombay’s is an Indian restaurant in the Financial District that’s a great delivery option for lunch or dinner.
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